Ladies

“The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness… teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”

Titus 2:3-5

“Ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that… while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.  Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”

1 Pet. 3:1-4

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Subsection

Ladies in the Church

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Order of Contents

Articles
Book
Historical
Counsel to the Pregnant
On Fashion

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Articles.

1800’s

Alexander, Archibald – Counsels to Christian Mothers  no date or source info  27 paragraphs

Hodge, Charles – ‘Introduction’ to The Faithful Mother’s Reward: a Narrative of the Conversion and Happy Death of J.B., who Died in the Tenth Year of His Age  1853  9 pp.

Miller, Samuel – The Appropriate Duty and Ornament of the Female Sex, a Sermon on Acts 9:36-41  in The Columbian Preacher (1808), p. 249 ff.

Smyth, Thomas – The Sphere, Character and Destiny of Woman  in Works, vol. 10  American, southern presbyterian

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Contemporary

Kayser, Phillip

Aids to Beautification  1983  9 pp.

Kayser shows that adorning ourselves for the purpose of beauty, while it can be abused, is good, intended of God and Biblical.  The short article has specific regard to Jewelry, Cosmetics and Perfume.

Mature Daughters: A Mentoring Checklist for Daughters and Young Women  2007

Beeke, Joel – The Creation of Woman  no date  9 pp.

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Book

1700’s

Mather, Cotton – Ornaments for the Daughters of Zion, or the Character & Happiness of a Virtuous Woman: in a Discourse which Directs the Female-Sex how to Express, the Fear of God, in Every Age & State of their Life, & Obtain Both Temporal & Eternal Blessedness  (Cambridge, 1692)  102 pp.

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Historical

Article

ed. Irwin, Joyce – ‘[Gisbert] Voetius on Women’  in Anna Marie van Schurman, Whether a Christian Woman Should be Educated and Other Writings from her Intellectual Circle  (Univ. of Chicago, 1998), pp. 17-21

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Quote

On the View of Andrew Rivet

Willem van Asselt  in Theology of the French Reformed Churches  (RHB, 2014), p. 268

“With Anna Maria van Schurman in Utrecht, renowned for her learning, he [Rivet] had a frequent correspondence on the question of whether Christian women ought to study arts and letters.  He supported Schurman in her intellectual pursuits but saw her as an exception to the female norm.”

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Counsel to the Pregnant about to Give Birth

Mather, Cotton – Elizabeth in her Holy Retirement. An Essay to Prepare a Pious Woman for her Lying in, or Maxims & Methods of Piety, to Direct & Support an Handmaid of the Lord who Expects a Time of Travail  (Boston, 1710)  36 pp.

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On Fashion

Hall, Thomas – ‘An Appendix containing Diverse Reasons and Arguments Against Painting, Spots, Naked Backs, Breasts, Arms, etc.  Together with a Discovery of the Nakedness, Madness and Folly of the Adamites [Nudists] of our Time, a Refutation of all their Cavils, & Removing of All Those Fig-Leaves under which they would Hide Themselves’  in The Loathsomeness of Long Hair [for Men]…  (London, 1654)

Hall (1610–1665) was an English, presbyterian, puritan minister who was ejected at the Great Ejection of 1662.

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